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Hurricane Katia Intermediate Advisory Number 7A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132017
700 AM CDT Thu Sep 07 2017
...KATIA MOVING LITTLE...
SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO
ABOUT 195 MI...315 KM NNE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco
* South of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz.
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of
tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside
preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life
and property should be rushed to completion.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located
near latitude 21.6 North, longitude 94.6 West. Katia is stationary
and little overall motion is anticipated through late today, but
the hurricane is forecast to turn southwestward and approach
the coast within the watch area late Friday or early Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and
Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall.
Katia is a small tropical cyclone. hurricane-force winds extend
outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and
tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).
The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force Hurricane
Hunter observations is 983 mb (29.03 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by
as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the
north of where Katia makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will
be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
RAINFALL: Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
5 to 10 inches over northern Veracruz, and 2 to 5 inches over far
southern Tamaulipas, northeast Puebla, and southern Veracruz through
Saturday morning. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are
possible in northern Veracruz. This rainfall may cause
life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected within portions of the
hurricane warning area by late Friday, with tropical storm
conditions expected within the tropical warning areas by
SURF: Swells generated by Katia are expected to affect portions of
the coast of southeastern Mexico today. These swells are likely to
cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please
consult products from your local weather office.
Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT.